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Charley Pride (March 18, 1934 – December 12, 2020) was an American country music singer, musician, and professional baseball player. He is best known for being one of the few Black artists to achieve significant success in the country music genre during the 1960s and 1970s.
Pride was born in Sledge, Mississippi, and developed an early love for music. He played baseball in the minor leagues before focusing on his music career. His distinctive baritone voice and traditional country sound helped him stand out in the music industry.
Some of Charley Pride’s most well-known songs include:
- “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin‘”
- “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone”
- “Mountain of Love”
- “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)”
- “Just Between You and Me” (a duet with Liz Anderson)
Throughout his career, Charley Pride achieved numerous accolades and awards, including three Grammy Awards and induction into the Grand Ole Opry in 1993. He had a remarkable impact on the country music industry, breaking barriers as a Black artist in a predominantly white genre and paving the way for future generations of diverse artists.
Unfortunately, Charley Pride passed away on December 12, 2020, due to complications related to COVID-19. His legacy continues to influence and inspire country musicians and fans around the world.
“Kiss an Angel Good Mornin‘” is a popular country song written by Ben Peters and recorded by Charley Pride. It was released in 1971 as a single and became one of Charley Pride’s signature songs. The song’s lyrics convey a sense of appreciation and affection for a loved one, suggesting that starting the day with a kiss from someone special can make each morning feel wonderful.
The chorus of the song goes:
“Kiss an angel good mornin’ And love her like a devil when you get back home”
The song celebrates the idea of showing love and affection to someone dear, both in the morning and when returning home, embodying a sentiment of cherishing and valuing that special person in one’s life.
Song Lyrics “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'”
They wonder how does a man get to be this way
I’ve always got a smilin’ face any time and any place
And everytime they ask me why I just smile and say
You’ve got to kiss an angel good mornin’
And let her know you think about her when you’re gone
Kiss an angel good mornin’ and love her like a devil when you get back homeWell people may try to guess the secret of happiness
But some of them never learn it’s a simple thing
The secret I’m speaking of is a woman and a man in love
And the answer is in the song that I always sing
You’ve got to kiss an angel good mornin’…
Kiss an angel good mornin’…